“I want to inspire girls to continue their desire to work with IT and technology”
Name: Kerstin Wärn
Board Post: Ordförande
What made you want to apply to DataTjej's board?
I have long wondered why there are so few girls in IT even though it is 2019. I can also see in different forums that girls / women do not always feel comfortable, but end up a bit excepted in the male-dominated engineering professions. When I saw that there was an opportunity to apply to Datatjej's board, I thought it would be so fun to be able to influence and contribute in a positive way with my own experience. But another big reason why I applied is that for my own part, I get to develop by meeting and getting to know a whole bunch of very driven young girls.
I want to inspire girls to continue their desire to work with IT and technology. Computer girl does this by spreading engagement with various companies to hire girls through our job portal, events and the annual conference. We also connect professional IT women with young data girls in our mentoring program together with Addher, which also contributes to good development in the labor market. Our goal is not to exist without the distribution in IT related professions being 50 / 50 just like in society at large.
What do you study or work with?
I work with Infrastructure & Data Management at Atos. A global company working on the development and implementation of digital solutions. Atos is responsible for the technical solutions during the Olympics and Paralympics.
For those who work, what have you studied?
I read 4 year old technically in high school, supplemented with economics at SU. Within IT, I am a certified CIO and Scrummaster but much of my knowledge and experience I have gained through working. I have been IT Project Manager, Helpdesk Manager, Service Manager and CIO.
What's the best thing about Data Girl?
The commitment and everyone's desire to strengthen girls in IT in a positive and fun way.
What's the most fun thing about your job / studies?
The mix of technology and man. I enjoy watching people develop. I am working on finding solutions and implementing them.
Everything that brings joy. Travel, dancing, skiing, training, friends, good food etc.
Message to all girls who want to continue developing:
Life is an adventure. Be brave and follow your intuition.